Rick Howard, M.Ed., CSCS*D, USAW, is pursuing his doctoral degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Health Promotion and Wellness. He is an adjunct instructor at West Chester University and Rowan University. He is the Director of Fitness and Sports Performance at the Wilmington (DE) Country Club. Rick is the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator and Chair of the NSCA State and Provincial Director Program. He formed the NSCA Youth Special Interest Group, and he has presented on youth fitness topics nationally and internationally. He has written or co-written journal articles and position statements on youth training and Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD), contributes a column for NSCA Coach Journal, and was a Co-Editor for the NSCA Strength and Conditioning Journal, special topic issue on Youth. He is a masters level strongman competitor.
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National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)- World-leading membership organization for thousands of elite strength coaches, personal trainers and dedicated researchers and educators. Student and Professional memberships available. Check out the Special Interest Groups (SIGs), most of which have Facebook Groups.
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Youth Training and Long-Term Athletic Development (LTAD) Position Statement and Resources
From the NSCA website (See link above): Long-term athletic development (LTAD) is not merely a blueprint for the aspiring elite athlete; it’s an approach to physical activity and development for children and adolescents of all ages and athletic abilities. The backbone of LTAD is to ensure a safe progression of proper movement, physical literacy, adequate motor skills, and foundational muscular strength as a child grows and physically matures. LTAD addresses youth strength and conditioning, early sport specialization, overtraining, and injury prevention.
Dr. Avery Faigenbaum, Professor, The College of New Jersey, Health and Exercise Science
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Dr. Rhodri Lloyd, Senior Lecturer, Strength and Conditioning, Cardiff Metropolitan University
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British Journal of Sports Medicine Consensus Statement: Position Statement on Youth Resistance Training: the 2014 International Consensus. Lloyd RS, Faigenbaum AD, Stone MH, et al. Position statement on youth resistance training: the 2014 International Consensus. Br J Sports Med 2014;48:498-505.
The Aspen Institute, Project Play (From reference to Tom Farrey’s “Sport for All” in podcast)
From the Aspen Project Play Website: In January 2015, we released “Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game,” a 48-page report that offers a new model for youth sports in America, with eight strategies for the eight sectors that touch the lives of children. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other Project Play partners including Nike, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the President’s Council on Fitness Sports & Nutrition, the playbook aggregates the best ideas to emerge in 10 roundtables, an ESPN Town Hall that placed access on the national agenda, and a series of panels hosted at the annual gatherings of national organizations.
The US Olympic Committee (Team USA) American Development Model. The United States Olympic Committee, in partnership with the National Governing Bodies, created The American Development Model in 2014 to help Americans realize their full athletic potential and utilize sport as a path toward an active and healthy lifestyle. The model utilizes long-term athlete development concepts to promote sustained physical activity, participation in sport, and Olympic and Paralympic success. These concepts have been tailored to create a framework for developing American youth through sport.
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